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Virtual Pet

Choose a Virtual Pet to care for from 49 exciting options in just one key ring

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Virtual Pets became a hugely popular novelty in the late 90s and since that time have evolved to become a wide range of more advanced pet care programmes both online and in hand held consoles. However, there is something very appealing about the simplicity of the original key fob pet care devices. The little dot matrix screen depicts a character (chosen from 49 creatures, which include a cat, a robot and even a bumble bee) to care for by selecting food, play and cleaning options. The creature appears to have a mind of its own and will beep when it is hungry, ill or has left a steaming gift in the bottom right hand corner. Successfully nurturing the little character causes it to grow, behave itself and prosper; neglect (wilful or otherwise) can result in an untimely demise. No matter what the outcome, however, a small button on the reverse of key fob restarts the process for another try. A fascinating challenge for children, and a nostalgic interest for those who missed out first time around!
  • Electronic pet game
  • 49 Different character options
  • Characters include giraffe, robot, panda and dog
  • Choice of what to feed your pet
  • Two games to play with your pet
  • Assorted key fob colours
  • Batteries included
  • Ages 5+
  • Key fob 6cm
  • Pack 17.5cm
Minimum age
Recommended minimum age for your guidance
Contains small parts
Warning! Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts



Customer Reviews

Found it quite hard to work out in the beginning, but stuck with it and glad we did as its really fun, not only for the kids and a great stocking filler.
Review by Suzzy 27/12/2016
Was very difficult to figure out how to use it. Just a gimmick.
Review by Dena Knight 05/12/2012
Kids loved it - took me back to Tamagotchis
Review by carla bowman-vaughan 02/12/2012
Good value
Review by Daniel Dobelis 10/10/2012

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Product Questions And Answers

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  • How do you wake up your pet?

    Cycle through the game options until you reach the sleeping icon, then choose to turn the light on to wake up your pet.

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  • How do you change your pet? I have a cat but I want a robot!

    To change pet, when the game begins use the B and C buttons to scroll through the different creatures. When you find the creature you want, press the A key to select it as your pet.

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  • How do I change the time on it as it keeps changing the time. It's currently 11.25am but according to pet its 3.12pm

    According to the instructions supplied with the game, you can change the time by doing the following: Press the A keys to show the time. Press the D key to change the hour. Press the B key to change the minutes. Then finally, press the A key to confirm the time. Hope that helps!

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